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Being mentally ill : a sociological theory

Author: Thomas J Scheff
Publisher: New York : Aldine Pub. Co., ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scheff, Thomas J.
Being mentally ill.
New York : Aldine Pub. Co., ©1984
(OCoLC)749025277
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Scheff
ISBN: 0202303098 9780202303093 0202303101 9780202303109
OCLC Number: 10605126
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Biological Psychiatry and Labeling Theory --
Effectiveness of Psychoactive Drugs --
Placebo Reactions --
Are Psychoactive Drugs Safe? --
Challenging the Rule of Biopsychiatry --
The Emotional/Relational World --
Gove's Critique of the Labeling Theory of Mental Illness --
Individual and Social Systems in Deviance --
Theory --
Social Control as a System --
Areas of Social Control --
The Societal Reaction to Deviance --
Residual Deviance --
The Origins of Residual Rule-Breaking --
Prevalence --
The Duration and Consequences of Residual Rule-Breaking --
The Social Institution of Insanity --
Individual and Interpersonal Systems in Role-Playing --
Learning and Maintaining Role Imagery --
Normalization and Labeling --
Acceptance of the Deviant Role --
A Note on Feedback in Deviance-Amplifying Systems --
The Power of the Psychiatrist --
Decisions in Medicine --
Type 1 and Type 2 Errors --
Decision Rules in Medicine --
Basic Assumptions --
The "Sick Role" --
Implications for Research --
Negotiating Reality: Notes on Power in the Assessment of Responsibility --
The Process of Negotiation --
A Contrasting Case --
Discussion --
Conclusion: Negotiation in Social Science Research --
The Emotional/Relational World --
A Psychiatric Interview: Alienation between Patient and Psychiatrist --
Social Action and Natural Language --
Example of Interaction Ritual: The Opening Exchange in a Conversation --
Embarrassment and Anger: The Feeling Trap of Shame-Rage --
Interpretation and Context --
Implicature, Context, and Social Structure.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Scheff.

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